3 for Thursday

January 14, 2016

1. Organizing Your Google Drive

Now that both teachers and students are using Google Drive more and more, I thought you might enjoy exploring this article on getting/keeping your files organized. As we continue to share files with each other and have students share work with us, there can soon be an overwhelming number of files. At the very least, you should place students assignments in folders in order to make your life a little easier.

2. Do you know Google Keep?

Google Keep is a note taking application that is available as a mobile app for Android and iOS mobile and as a web application. The interface is quite colorful and easy to use. Those colors make it easy to tell your personal notes apart from your work-related ones. Google Keep can be accessed through your Google Drive in the Home & Office section. Download the app, enter your Google login information and the two will sync. Sweet!
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3. Google Slide Graphic Novels

Many of our students, particularly boys, often choose graphic novels over other types of reading material. Allowing students to create their own graphic novels/comics is a great way to get our reluctant writers motivated as well. Google Slides is a great place for creating this type of writing with lots of opportunity for creativity and the ability to collaborate with a group. You might have students retell a story from history or illustrate a specific concept in science or math. The possibilities are really endless. Click here for an example! And as always, let me know how I can help:)
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About 3 for Thursday

Tech tips and timely topics presented for the teachers of Mashburn Elementary (and anyone they'd like to share with.) At Mashburn Elementary, Our Mission is developing deep levels of Relationships, Engagement, and Rigor.